Accompanied by a Stiletto class assault scout ship, the UPF
Frigate Z'Gata cruised toward the orbiting station Doliin Bay. The
ship's commander, Beril Gamache, was nervous. Doliin Bay, and its
mining colony on the planet Kenzah' Kit, were on the very edge of the
Frontier. Reports of unfamiliar ships had been trickling in from this
area for the last few months. Gamache hated to carry a valuable
cargo into a border system without more information about possible
Suddenly. the frigate's sensors lit up; long range detectors
reported two ships emerging from the Void inside the system.
Immediately, the commander ordered all hands to their stations.
There was no good reason to be suspicious, but he had an odd feeling
. . .
As the intruders closed in. Gamache studied the computer's report:
|OBJECT ONE:||STARSHIP||HEAVY CRUISER CLASS|
|OBJECT TWO:||STARSHIP||DESTROYER CLASS|
|ADVISEMENT:||INTERCEPT AND CONTACT INTRUDERS|
|PROCEDURE YELLOW ALERT|
The UPF ships swung into an intercept course. With weapon crews on
alert, Z'Gata's automatic beacons began radioing friendly messages in
all known languages toward the unidentified ships. The intruder's
reply vaporized the Stiletto's starboard thrusters in a blinding laser
flash - The Second Sathar War had begun!